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Author: Todd Kolb

Draw vs Fade: How to Shape Golf Shots

Draw vs Fade: How to Shape Golf Shots Updated 06/18/2018 Draw vs Fade: have you ever wanted to hit either (or both) of these shots? Have you ever wished you had more control over the shape of your golf shots? If you’re like a lot of golfers, you might assume such a refined skill is out of your reach. Someone may have even told you outright that shaping a golf shot is too challenging for the average weekend golfer. So I am here to tell you that this skill is far from impossible. No matter your level of experience,...

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How to Hit the High Soft Flop Shot (Video)

How to (Finally) a Hit High, Soft Flop Shot 05/02/2018 Do you ever watch the pros hit those high, soft flop shots and wonder, “How do I do that?” A lot of weekend golfers dream of being able to pop their flop shot ball up high and soft, landing it exactly where they want it. Unfortunately, a lot of weekend golfers also assume this dream lies beyond their capabilities. As a PGA teaching professional, I’m here to tell you that you don’t have to be a tour pro to master the high, soft flop shot. With the right technique...

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Greenside Bunker Shots: Where to Start (Video)

How to Play Greenside Bunker Shots (Video) 03/13/2018 The greenside bunker shot is one of the most feared shots in golf. The angle is difficult, the terrain is uneven, and the green looks so close but feels so far away. A lot of golfers face those greenside bunker shots with dread. However, if you know a few basic concepts, you can start to approach this tricky lie with more confidence. My goal is to simplify the greenside bunker shot for you. When you see your ball land in the sand, your mind likely starts reeling. How can you make...

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Downhill Lie Golf Shots: How to Guide

How to Hit Shots on a Downhill Lie 02/26/2018 You’ve been there before. You’re having an amazing day on the golf course, hitting some killer shots and having a great time with your friends. Then, you run into a situation that fills you with dread: The downhill lie. You know how this story ends. You skull the ball and overshoot the green. Then, you skull it back the other way. Before long, you’ve added unnecessary strokes to your score and you spend the next three holes kicking yourself. You are far from alone. Every golfer knows that sinking feeling...

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3 Pro Putting Tips for Amateur Golfers

3 Pro Putting Tips for Amateur Golfers 02/22/2018 Have you ever watched a tour professional effortlessly sink a putt and wonder to yourself, “What do they know that I don’t?” As a PGA teaching professional who works with amateur golfers and tour pros alike, I can tell you that even the pros struggle with putting. No matter how effortless their putting looks to you, they are working to overcome many of the same challenges you are. They don’t have a special secret to putting tips or know an innovative technique. They simply know the best way to practice their...

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What is a Golf Hook?

What is a Golf Hook, How Do I Fix a Golf Hook? 02/08/2018 Even the greatest golfers among us know the frustration of the dreaded hook. You feel like you’re making a straight, powerful swing, then watch with horror as your ball veers sharply off course. Every golfer is eager to stop hooking the golf ball once and for all. In order to do that, you need to understand what mistakes you’re making and how to fix them. I am going to walk you through some quick tips that will help you finally rid yourself of the hook. I will...

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The Skill Code by Cameron McCormick: Should You Try It?

What is The Skill Code? If you’ve been tuning into the Golf Channel lately, you’ve probably seen some ads for The Skill Code. And if you know who Jordan Spieth is, you’ve likely heard of the creator of The Skill Code. Cameron McCormick is Jordan Spieth’s coach, and he’s distilled his wisdom into this new video series. **DISCLAIMER:  WE ARE NOT AFFILIATED WITH NOR DO WE SELL THE SKILL CODE.  THIS ARTICLE IS INTENDED AS A REVIEW TO HELP GOLFERS LEARN MORE ABOUT THE PRODUCT.** My role as the Director of Instruction for USGolfTV is to do whatever I...

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The 5 BEST Tips for Beginner Golfers

The 5 Best Tips for Beginner Golfers 12/12/2017 More than almost any other sport, golf has an annoying tendency to look much simpler than it is. Every golfer knows what it is to feel like you’re swinging like Jordan Spieth, then watch your ball fall nowhere near your target. As it turns out, perfect golf technique isn’t always obvious or intuitive. The good news is that human nature tends to be fairly consistent for everyone… at least when it comes to golf. Amateur golfers all tend to adopt the same bad habits. As a result, I can probably guess...

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How Smash Factor Helps Us Maximize Swing Speed

Mastering Smash Factor, Maximizing Speed 12/08/2017 You know how satisfying a solid drive can be. There’s the clean “thwack” of the club making contact. The spin of the ball. The feel of solid impact. Nothing feels better than smashing the ball. And smashing the ball begins with a very simple concept: You have to hit the ball in the center of your clubface. Of course, if you’ve been golfing any amount of time, you know centering the golf ball is easier said than done. And if you’re new to golf, you may have a difficult time judging your contact...

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How to Hit Irons: Know Your Distances

How to Hit Irons and Become a Better Golfer: Know Your Distances 11/20/2017 When talking about how to hit irons, one of the simplest ways to improve your golf game is also the most obvious: Know your distance. Know how far you’re hitting the golf ball. Now, you may be thinking that this advice is not only obvious – it’s also inevitable. You can see the flight of your ball. You can probably tell me how many shots were too short in your last round. And you certainly remember the drives that went exactly where you wanted them to. How is it possible to not know your distance? Well, what I’m talking about is exact yardage. I can’t tell you how many students come to the Todd Kolb Golf Academy with no idea how long their drive is. One of my first priorities as an instructor is to make sure they know their distances. Until they have those numbers, they cannot recognize patterns, test their consistency, and improve their game. The same is true for you. And to get started, you need to have the proper tools. Invest in a Launch Monitor When learning how to hit irons more effectively, the most helpful statistic is knowing the distance you actually hit each iron.  The surest way to know your exact distance is by using a launch monitor. A launch...

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